Three sign letters at IWA

Published 8:59 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

By Stephen Faleski

Special to the News-Herald

Three Isle of Wight Academy seniors, including one from Suffolk, signed contracts Monday morning declaring their intent to play sports for their respective colleges.

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Suffolk’s Ashley Petroski will play volleyball at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Scott Breeden Jr., who will attend Ferrum College, and Austin Elledge, who will attend Stratford University’s Newport News campus, both will play baseball. Petroski will major in biology, Breeden will major in business and Elledge will major in business management.

“We are proud of all of them and wish them the very best as they take this next step along the path to becoming the student athletes they aspire to become,” IWA varsity baseball coach Ben Brown said.

When asked about what influenced his decision to attend Ferrum College, Breeden said that he liked the small-town community of Ferrum and the college’s coaches. Elledge said that he chose Stratford to be able to stay close to home and because he could be a starter during his first year. Petroski said that she liked Chestnut Hill’s campus and that the school’s volleyball team was very welcoming.

“And it felt like home,” she added.

Petroski said she started playing volleyball in the sixth grade.

Breeden and Elledge are both from Smithfield.